New Dormaa (B/A), Nov. 24, GNA – A sod-cutting ceremony for work to begin on 10 development projects under the Urban Development Grant (UDG) in the Sunyani Municipality has taken place at New Dormaa near Sunyani.
The projects to be undertaken simultaneously, comprised construction of two kindergarten blocks, office and a store each at Jinijini and Mensakrom, a three-unit classroom block at Abesim, semi-detached teachers’ quarters at Nwanwasua, a CHIPS compound at Yawhimakrom.
The rest are a sick-bay at Saint James SHS, construction of four boreholes at Nsagobesa, Nwanwasua, Daadom and Yawsae, 20-seater place of convenience each at New Dormaa and Atuahenekrom and the provision of 300 dual desks within the Sunyani Municipality.
The projects are being financed with GH¢790,480 allocated under the UDG to the Assembly for its qualification in the 2010 Functional Organisational Assessment Tool (FOAT) assessment. The World Bank approved the projects for implementation.
Mr Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive said, “The NDC Government is committed to providing infrastructure in every sector of the economy to ensure total transformation of the country”.
He announced that since assumption of office in 2009, the Government had undertaken 237 projects in the Municipality out of which 139 had been completed and 98 were still on-going and at various stages of completion.
Mr Oppong-Ababio said the Assembly had not relented on its efforts in ensuring the total development of the Municipality and emphasized that the projects were carefully selected to address the needs of the people in the beneficiary communities.
On Election 2012, he noted that sustaining peace and democracy for national unity and development should be of interest to all and sundry and reminded the people that no country could develop in a chaotic situation.
“We are a nation of one people with a common destiny. We should be mindful and circumspect with our utterances that can plunge the country into chaos.”
Mr Oppong-Ababio advised the youth to be aware of politicians, who would lure them into causing violence, especially during the elections and desist from acts that had the tendencies of drawing the country back.
“Let us protect and promote our young enviable democracy,” he added.
Nana Kusi Boadum, New Dormaa Nifahene, expressed concern about the attitude of the people towards development projects with the poor attendance at the ceremony.
He pointed out that apathy among the people should change and asked them to refrain from accusing the chiefs and elders for not initiating development projects when they were not much concerned about development in the area.